Tea, Lunch, and Cocktails
D. A. Powell

“[Repast] is a jagged, one-of-a-kind opus, which endures both as a personal testimony and as the rare poetic work that manages to capture the ineffable on the page.”The New Yorker

“No accessible poet of his generation is half as original, and no poet as original is this accessible.”The New York Times Book Review

About the Book

D. A. Powell’s first three groundbreaking books
For the first time published together, D. A. Powell’s landmark trilogy of Tea, Lunch, and Cocktails make up a three-course Divine Comedy for our day. With a new introduction by novelist David Leavitt, Repast presents a major achievement in contemporary poetry.

Additional Reviews

Repast is a thrilling and necessary collection. Anyone who cares about American culture should take it seriously.”—The New Republic

“Powell's work shows canonical influence—Williams, cummings, H. D., and Eliot most notably—and yet maintains its own predominant voice, that of a truth teller who metes out accuracy with a fierce but well-spoken intelligence.”?BOMB

“[An] amazing triple-course of poetry books. . . . A deserving collection that any serious love of English poetry cannot deny.”Flavorwire